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Emory University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
201 Dowman Dr
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-6123
Email address
School Information
"Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood." Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory University has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology. The university enrolls over 15,000 students. (Source: (Source:
General Information
At the university-level, Emory University has announced that it will be hosting a conference on the legacy of slavery at various universities, as well as considering the honorific naming of buildings. Furthermore, the College of Arts and Sciences announced that it will be rolling out a “Race and Ethnicity” general education requirement, in the fall of 2021. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a voluntary "Unconscious Bias" training session, where participants, "Hear the latest research on how implicit associations can impact decision making." The office says, "Training sessions about unconscious bias are open to all faculty and are particularly recommended for those serving on search and appointments committees."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The College of Arts and Sciences will be rolling out a “Race and Ethnicity” general education requirement, in the fall of 2021.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences' Faculty Senate has an "Anti-Racism Working Group," which recognizes that faculty have "the responsibility and the ability to promote equity, inclusion and justice in our classrooms, research lab environments, and departments." The group "aims to curate a set of approaches and recommendations that can be taken to combat these challenges faced by BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) students, faculty, and staff in the College."
  • The Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program committed to take a few steps towards supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. One step includes the “intentional incorporation of a module focused on the evidence of inequitable use of sex and race as variables in neuroscience research.”
  • The Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program also committed to the “incorporation of biographies and research from neuroscientists who identify from groups historically marginalized in STEM.”
  • The Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program plans on “developing skills for identifying and promoting issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM is a key learning goal in NBB research courses.”
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • On February 1, 2023, Emory University announced that, for all staff, the school has “added a DEI competency to further strengthen and support the university’s commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.” The DEI competency is stated as, “Pursues knowledge and displays a self-awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and related social issues. Seeks personal development opportunities in DEI. Adopts or modifies operational practices to help ensure diversity, equity and/or inclusion. Actively addresses or makes known issues of inequity and bias whenever possible.” Furthermore, DEI Competency Training Sessions are being offered by the Learning and Organizational Development department.
Program and Research Funding
  • The University will be hosting a conference on the legacy of slavery at Emory and other colleges/universities in Fall 2021.
  • The Woodruff Library created a guide titled "Anti-Racism in Development Practice", which includes Kendi's "Anti-Racism Reading List".
  • The Woodruff Library's "Anti-Racism in Development Practice" guide also includes Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility."
  • The Woodruff Library has a "Black Lives Matter" resource guide, which includes Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist," Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility," and the 1619 Project.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion had a "Race in America Series," which featured Ibram X. Kendi "in a special live webcast 'How to be an Anti-Racist.'"
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers Professional Development, voluntary DEI Training, and LinkedIn Learning courses including "Be an Ally."
  • The Counseling and Psychological Services office offers resources on "Racial Trauma," which is defined as "distressed reaction of racially oppressed groups to harmful experiences and real or perceived acts of discrimination." Resources include a "Racial Battle Fatigue Presentation" and a "Free Racialized Trauma Course."
  • The Goizueta Business School established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council in 2020.
  • The Goizueta Business School expanded "the scope of the Common Reads Program and the Ally Education Series." Community members "participated in peer-facilitated small group discussions designed to delve into the racial biases and stereotype threats they have seen and experienced in their own lives."
  • Emory University has an Equity and Inclusion Resource Toolkit made by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Symbolic Actions
  • Honorific names on campus will be re-evaluated.
  • University is hiring another diversity and inclusion officer, despite an $84 million COVID-19 deficit.
Last updated April 6th, 2023
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